Amigurumi Bird Crochet Pattern

image small crochet bird with text that says Amigruumi Bird Crochet Pattern Bubba Bird, Free Crochet Pattern

Nothing makes me think of spring more than the arrival of migratory birds. So I thought I’d celebrate the arrival of spring by sharing a new free amigurumi bird crochet pattern to make Bubba Bird with you all. This pattern is beginner-friendly and great for using up scrap yarn.

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How do you crochet an amigurumi bird?

The head and body of this pattern is made in a single piece, then the wings, beak, tail and feet are made separately and sewn onto the project. The pieces are small and quick to sew on. The head/body is worked from the top-down and there is a single colour-change that is simple to execute. Other than that, all the other pieces are made in a single-colour, making them quick and simple to make.

hands holding a small amigurumi bird made with this free crochet pattern

How big is the bird made from this amigurumi bird crochet pattern?

When crocheted to gauge, Bubba Bird is approximately 3.25″ tall. He is small enough to fit in your hands and is perfectly sized for younger children to play with. My Bubba Bird has been enjoying hours of playtime with my daughter. He is small enough to be easily transported so Bubba gets lots of travel time while running errands.

Prefere a Printable Copy of this Pattern?

  • You can purchase an inexpensive ad-free PDF version of this pattern which includes a stitch chart for the cable repeat for in my Ravelry and Etsy shops.

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Ways to Customize Your Bubba Bird

  • The easiest/quickest way to customize your Bubba Bird is to change up the colours you use.

    • Try using shades of brown (like Brindle & Sienna Brava Worsted Weight Yarn) to create a chubby sparrow.

    • Try using black or dark grey to start and orange for the body to make a bird that is similar to an oriole.

    • Try using black or dark grey to start and pink for the body to make a bird that is similar to a pink jay.

    • Try two different shades of blue or blue and grey to make a pigeon.

  • Make it bigger/smaller: Using a different hook and yarn combination can easily change the size of your bird. WeCrochet’s amazing Brava line also comes in Sport and Bulky Weights as well. Check out Brava Sport Weight and Brava Bulky Weight here.

Disclaimer:

Feel free to sell the item created with this amigurumi bird crochet pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my blog: https://www.theloopylamb.com.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, or claim this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.   

Skill Level:

  • Easy


Terminology:

  • U.S. Terminology

Brava Worsted Weight yarn in three colours with a furls crochet hook underneath.

Supplies:

Abbreviations:

Special Stitches & Techniques: 

  • Invisible Finish/Join: FO leaving a long tail. Thread the tail onto a tapestry needle.  Place the tapestry needle through the top of the 2nd ST from front to back and pull through.  Place tip of needle into top of the last ST of the round, under the back loop of the stitch, and pull through to the back of the work.  Weave in the end. Check out this invisible finish/join tutorial available on my blog.


Finished Size:

  • Approx. 3.25” tall.

Gauge:

  • Rounds 1 – 4 = 1.5” across at widest point.

NOTES:           

  • Instructions within the brackets () are to be repeated the number of times specified next to the brackets.

  • This pattern is worked in continuous rounds (unless stated otherwise).  Do not join at the end of the Round, unless indicated.  A stitch marker is used to keep track of the beginning of the round.

  • For a cleaner SCDEC, do your SCDEC under the front loops only of each stitch rather than under both loops.  This is often referred to as an invisible decrease. Need more help? Check out my invisible decrease tutorial.

  • Gauge is not vital to the project but it may affect the amount of yarn needed for the project and the size of your toy. 

Purchase an ad-free PDF version of the Bubba Bird amigurumi bird crochet pattern in my Ravelry and Etsy shops.

sample from this amigurumi bird crochet pattern sitting on top of some yarn with a crochet hook underneath

Body

Round 1: Using Colour A, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)

Round 2: (SCINC) x 6. (12)

Round 3: (SC, SCINC) x 6. (18)

Round 4: SC, SCINC, (SC 2, SCINC) x 5, SC. (24)

Rounds 5 – 7: SC around. (24) – place safety eyes in Round 5 in STs 10 & 15.

Round 8: (SC 3, SCINC) x 6. (30)

FO using invisible join (see special techniques). Join Colour B to the BLO of the first ST of Round 8.

Round 9: SC in the BLO of the first ST and each ST around. (30)

Round 10: SC 11, SCINC, (SC 2, SCINC) x 3, SC 9. (34)

Rounds 11 – 15: SC around. (34)

Round 16: SC 12, SCDEC, (SC 2, SCDEC) x 3, SC 8. (30)– Start stuffing, adding a bit more stuffing as you work.  Stuff firmly.

Round 17: (SC 3, SCDEC) x 6. (24)

Round 18: SC, SCDEC, (SC 2, SCDEC) x 5, SC. (18)

Round 19: (SC, SCDEC) x 6. (12)

Round 20: (SCDEC) x 6. (6)

FO leaving a long tail.  Finish stuffing.  Thread tail onto tapestry needle and weave tail through FLO of last round and pull tight to close the hole. Weave in ends.

side-view of the crochet bird, showing it's wing

Wings (Make 2)

Round 1: Using Colour A, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)

Round 2: (SCINC) x 6. (12)

Round 3: (SC, SCINC) x 6. (18)

Round 4: SC around. (18)

Round 5: (SCDEC, SC 7) x 2. (16)

Round 6: (SCDEC, SC 6) x 2. (14)

Round 7: (SCDEC, SC 5) x 2. (12)

Round 8: (SCDEC, SC 4) x 2. (10)

Round 9: (SCDEC, SC 3) x 2. (8)

Round 10: (SCDEC, SC 2) x 2. (6)

FO leaving a long tail.  Flatten piece.  Do NOT stuff. Thread tail onto tapestry needle and weave tail through FLO of last round and pull tight to close the hole.

Insert needle through center of last round and pull out through the side of the piece.  Place a wing on either side of the body, with the tips of the wings pointing towards the back of the bird.  When sewing the wings to the body, I recommend leaving the tips unsewn so they will stick out from the body. Sew the wings to the body. 

Beak

Round 1: Using Colour C, make a MC and SC 3 into the MC. (3)

Round 2: (SCINC) x 3. (6)

Round 3: SC around. (6)

FO leaving a long tail.  Flatten piece.  Do NOT stuff.  Sew beak onto the face, using photo as reference.

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bottom-view of the feet of the bird made with this amigurumi bird crochet pattern.

Feet

Row 1: Using 3.5mm hook and Brava Worsted, CH 3. In 2nd CH from hook, SC.  SC in next ST. Turn. (2) Row 2: CH 1. SC in each ST. Turn. (2)


Row 3:  CH 1. SCINC in each ST. Turn. (4)


Row 4: CH 4. SL ST in the 2nd CH from the hook.  SL ST 2. SL ST in the next SC of Row 3.  CH 4. SL ST in the 2nd CH from the hook.  SL ST 2. SL ST in the next SC of Row 3. CH 4, SL ST in the 2nd CH from the hook.  SL ST 2. SL ST in the last SC of Row 3.  SL ST down the side of the foot, placing a SL ST in the end of each row.  

FO leaving a long tail to sew onto body.  Sew feet onto the bottom of the body so the toes just peek out the front. 

Below is a video tutorial for making the bird’s feet

Tail


Using Colour A, CH 8.

Round 1: SCINC in the 2nd CH from the hook, SC in the next 5 STs, SC 5 in the last CH, working on the other side of the CH SC in the next 5 STs, SC 3 in the last ST. (20)

Round 2: SC around. (20)

Round 3: SCDEC, SC in the next 5 STs, SCDEC, SC in the next SC, SCDEC, SC in the next 5 STs, SCDEC, SC in the last. (16)

Round 4: SC around. (16)

Round 5: SCDEC, SC in the next 4 STs, (SCDEC) x 2, SC in the next 4 STs, SCDEC. (12)

Round 6: SC around. (12)

FO leaving a long tail.  Flatten piece.  Do NOT stuff.  Sew tail onto the bum. Weave in ends.

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4 thoughts on “Amigurumi Bird Crochet Pattern”

  1. Thank You for showing the tutorial on invisible joining the row. I have a question you cut your yarn to use your technic but what if you wanted to do more rows of that same color? Do I cut a longer piece guessing how much yarn I will need for extra rows?

    Reply
    • You’re welcome 🙂 Depending on where I wanted to use the colour again, I would do 1 of the following things:
      1. if it’s further away and I’m not confident in carrying/floating my yarn behind my work, I’d just cut it and reattach later.
      2. I could carry the yarn behind my stitches if I have decent tension and know that it won’t show through.
      3. You could just drop the yarn instead of cutting it and then picking it back up and using it again when you need it. because it’s on the inside of the project, it doesn’t need to look pretty. However, you’d have to make sure that you don’t pull it too tight which could pull/warp your fabric and it works best if you’re picking it up on the same side of the project.

      I hope this helps!

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